IATA ‘Initial’ Acceptance Training for Operators & Ground Handling Agents

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Purpose of the Course

This course will provide you with the knowledge to be able to interpret and apply the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) to shipment of dangerous goods and hazardous materials intended for transport by air.

who should attend?

This course is for you if you involved in accepting dangerous goods for or on behalf of a ground handling agent or operator/airline in Australia (CASA group A, IATA category 6), and you require a dangerous goods certificate for the first time. If you have let your previous qualification lapse, we recommend you undertake our online training course instead.

how long will it take?

Approximately 20 to 24 hours

what’s in the course?

You will gain an understanding of the following:

  • Dangerous Goods terminology
  • International and Australian dangerous goods Codes, regulations and legislation
  • General philosophy on the carriage of dangerous goods
  • Hazard classes, divisions and packing groups of dangerous goods
  • Identification of dangerous goods including allocation of proper shipping names and N.O.S. items
  • Forbidden dangerous goods
  • Hidden dangerous goods
  • Dangerous goods carried by passengers and crew
  • Limited and excepted quantity provisions
  • State and operator variations
  • How to pack dangerous goods safely
  • Marking and labeling of packages
  • Completion of shipper’s declaration and air waybill
  • Competent authority approvals and exemptions
  • Segregation requirements

You will be provided with classroom assignments and workbook exercises to reinforce the knowledge gained.


The successful completion of the assessment at the end of the course will result in a qualification approved by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and IATA.


$550.00 person (including GST)

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